The next generation Chevrolet Malibu has been spied without any camo while undergoing testing in China.

The next generation Chevrolet Malibu has been spied without any camo while undergoing testing in China.

Chevrolet's mid-size sedan is about to reach its ninth generation which will bring a redesigned front fascia featuring slender headlights and an enlarged lower grille while the upper one will incorporate the bow tie logo. The rounded fog lights have apparently been eliminated and based on what previous spy shots have shown, strips of LED daytime running lights have been installed instead.

The side profile appears to be virtually identical to the outgoing model although the low-quality images don't provide a clear view of the car. Unfortunately, the Chinese spy photographers weren't able to snap pics of the rear end so we don't know whether the Camaro-inspired taillights are still there.

As a reminder, General Motor's Vice President of Global Design has previously said the new Malibu will adopt a Corvette-influenced design while GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development said that we will be "blown away" by the car’s styling, adding that it will be "more true to what Chevrolet should be."

Little else is known about the new Chevrolet Malibu but reports are indicating it will use a revised version of the Epsilon II architecture and will source the engine lineup from the outgoing model.

A full reveal is likely set for early April at the New York Auto Show and Chevrolet will probably bring the car to Auto Shanghai in China later the same month. Deliveries should kick off sometime this fall.

Special thanks go to Shrawan from IAB for sending us the tip!

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